Joining forces for better global health in Germany

Global Health Hub Germany and GLOHRA sign an MoU

GLOHRA & GHHG Steering Committees celebrate the MoU

The German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) and the Global Health Hub Germany (GHHG) have joined forces to strengthen the German contribution to global health. Leadership from both networks have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) affirming their cooperation.

GLOHRA and GHHG have agreed to work together for more sustainable, resilient, and equitable global health policies coupled with excellent interdisciplinary and cross-sector research. Leveraging their expertise and networks, they will jointly implement initiatives to enhance collaborations for global health. The GIZ and Charité, the host organizations of both networks, have a preexisting MoU for global health.

The newly established partnership was celebrated with a meeting of both network’s Steering Committees at the World Health Summit 2023 in Berlin. The Steering Committees had the opportunity to get to know one another and exchange ideas for future joint endeavors.

This partnership will leverage each network's strengths, facilitating coordinated work and activities. The partners will enhance network connections via open and joint events, strategic dialogue among leadership, while also fostering collaboration within the GHHG’s Hub Communities. Mutual promotion of events and relevant content will lead to deepened awareness of both network’s activities. A project aiming to increase the representation of German non-governmental actors in international committees and advisory boards is already underway.

We're excited to nurture this partnership, fostering global health collaboration both within and beyond Germany.

The Global Health Hub Germany is a network of individuals and institutions engaged in the field of global health. It connects across eight different stakeholder groups: international organizations, youth, politics, foundations, think tanks, private sector, academia, and civil society. The members of the Hub work together on current global health issues. Through interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation, the Hub generates recommendations we share with policymakers, aiming to support informed decision-making and advance global health. Founded in 2019, the Hub is supported by the Federal Ministry of Health and nearly 2,000 members. Further information: 

The German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) is an initiative supported by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to promote networking and strengthen global health research. Since June 2022, GLOHRA has received funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) for additional measures to strengthen cooperation with partners in low and middle income countries. Over 1000 global health researchers from all disciplines affiliated with nearly 200 research institutions have joined since GLOHRA was founded in February 2020. The elected 19-member interdisciplinary Steering Committee is the strategic decision-making body. The GLOHRA Secretariat is hosted by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.